August 20, 2014

Iraq: Two Reports About Plans to Build New Baghdad Public Library

2 reports. 1) From The Art Newspaper: A vast public library planned for Baghdad will be the centerpiece of a new culture hub under an ambitious new masterplan driven by the Iraqi Ministry of Youth and Sport. The drop-shaped building, designed by AMBS architects in London, will house up to three million books, including rare […]

Canada: "The Library is Not Just a Book Warehouse Anymore"

Libraries are not and were not book warehouses but we can have that conversation another time. A library is a library a book warehouse is called a book warehouse. From a Report in The Globe and Mail About the New City Centre Public Library in Surrey, British Columbia (Official Opening in One Month) There is […]

Public Libraries: Canada: "How Twitter And Facebook Helped Bing Thom Design A Public Library"

From a Co.Design Article: In November 2009, Bing Thom, winner of Architecture Canada’s 2011 RAIC gold medal, Canada’s highest architectural accolade, was commissioned to build a $36M, 80,000 square foot library in this town southeast of Vancouver. BTA had previously built Surrey’s Central City, a project that included office space, a shopping center, and a […]